England striker ready to work with Van Persie.
The combination of Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie looked potent on Tuesday evening, as Manchester United dispatched Sami Hyypia’s Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League opener.
Rooney, who had a rather unsettled pre-season, has scored three goals in two games for United and is looking forward to developing a partnership with Robin Van Perise, also in fine goal-scoring form.
Speaking after the 4-2 win over Leverkusen, the Liverpool-born striker told The Daily Telegraph that his partnership with the Dutchman can flourish.
“I have seen things said over the summer but me and Robin are friends off the pitch. There is no problem between me and Robin at all. We are great friends and we want to help each other and be successful.
“I think the manager has made it clear that he wants one up and one behind and whatever way round that is it doesn’t matter to me.
“It doesn’t matter as long as one is always filling in behind and helping out the midfield. We have done the work together and the times we played together last season we did well so hopefully we can play more together this season and do well. We dovetail well and try and help each other score goals.”
Rooney also spoke about how he feels David Moyes’ training methods are more beneficial for him as a player.
“I feel good. I’ve had some good training the last few weeks. It’s been stop-start with the injuries but I have just kept my head down and worked hard and now I’ve played and got some goals.
“The training is a bit different under the new manager. I remember it from Everton, it’s more intense. That’s helping me. I feel good and am glad to be out playing.”